A spokesman for the German Automotive Authority (KBA) said the agency has requested information from Tesla following a similar request from the United States and is investigating vehicle safety risks related to the touch screen, according to Reuters on Jan. 24.
The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on Wednesday asked Tesla to recall 158,000 Model S and Model X models for a safety risk due to a malfunction in the media control unit (MCU) that could cause the touch screen to not work.
A KBA spokesman told “Bild am Sonntag” that Germany is in contact with NHTSA and that the KBA has launched its own investigation.
The spokesman added: “The results of the review are still to be decided.”
The unusual request was made in a formal letter to Tesla last November after the U.S. Auto Safety Administration escalated a safety investigation.
The agency said it initially determined that the 2012-2018 Model S and 2016-2018 Model X models had defects related to vehicle safety.